“Fast. Furious. Bold. Overwhelming,” says Little
Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild as she describes the group’s latest project, appropriately titled Tornado.
how we felt when we were in the studio,” she details. “It felt like there was a good storm brewing.”
happened — bam!” pipes her husband and bandmate Jimi Westbrook during a recent interview with CMT.com. “It impacted
our life, and then it was gone.”
In fact, in one whirlwind week, the CMA-nominated vocal group of the year — made
up of Fairchild, Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet — managed to lay down all 11-tracks, spending a frenzied
four days rehearsing followed by three days recording. And for a group who’s admittedly quite scrupulous, this progression
was a fast-paced reach.
“We can be super meticulous and stretch a recording out for a